BLOCKS by SIZE 15" Quilt Blocks

Do you have a aversion to math? Well then the 15" inch quilt block is a welcome choice as the patches are designed in divisions and multiples of fives for ease. An added bonus is that by making a larger block, your quilt will go together in no time as there are less blocks to make.

Cape Cod

Free Quilt Block Pattern

I adapted this quilt block Cape Cod from an original design by Susan Davis of Olde American Antiques and American Quilt Blocks.

My choice of colour scheme for this block went with the name -- which brings to my mind the sand, sea and (since it is Cape Cod) some rusty red to represent the lobsters that are so famous in that area. This five patch block has lots of things going for it. It features half square triangles as well as quarter square triangles. But -- not only that, this block has what the quilting community often calls the three-quarter square triangle patch. So, all in all, this is a wonderful choice of quilt block for a learning experience.

I chose to construct this block as an uneven nine patch, rather than in five rows of five patches, just because I find it easier that way. Feel free to choose which sewing method you prefer.

The sample quilts illustrated give you some idea of what you can do with this block in a whole quilt.